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Youth charged for alleged assault

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—This past weekend, the son of Jayne Donegan, who was recently cleared by a Third District Court judge of allowing underage drinking at a party on her property in January, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a friend. According to the police report, Jack Donegan, 18, of 251 Wilbert Way, punched a friend in the back of the head.

On May 1, the victim submitted a complaint to North Kingstown Police Department, alleging that Donegan had assaulted him while they were playing video games. He also stated in his complaint that the three boys were drinking Grey Goose vodka.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A vigil for hope

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Nov. 13, 2013, Nicholas Gershkoff was killed in a drunk driving incident. On Feb. 19, 2012, Michael Ruggieri was killed in a drunk driving incident. This past Friday evening, the families and friends of both gathered at North Kingstown Town Beach to present the realities of how drunk driving devastates the lives of many, but to also bring hope to those who have lost their loved ones.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD raising funds for officer’s daughter battling kidney failure

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Five-year-old Jenna Cline loves pink and all things Disney, but between playing with her dolls and being a kid, she’s battling stage four renal failure.

Jenna is one of three siblings and is the daughter of North Kingstown Police Officer Scott Cline and his wife, Jamie. Soon after she was born, the family learned that Jenna was born with one kidney. Because her kidney wasn’t functioning normally she was diagnosed with stage three renal failure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter residents want council action on Deer Brook site

May 8, 2014

EXETER—At Monday’s regular meeting, the Exeter Town Council heard a presentation from a group of residents living at the Deer Brook Condominium neighborhood off South County Trail who are fed up with the developers’ inaction in furthering improving the site, particularly drainage and landscaping which have impaired residents’ properties and access on the site’s roads.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Amos House to accept Donegan contribution

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Jayne Donegan, the North Kingstown resident who had been cleared in Third District Court for violating the town’s social host ordinance, among other charges, will make a $5,000 contribution to the Amos House in Providence. Donegan originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council approves 2014-15 town budget

May 8, 2014

The North Kingstown Town Council passed the 2014-15 fiscal year budget by majority vote on Monday evening. At the time of the vote, Town Manager Michael Embury said the budget tax rate was $19.08, a 28 cent increase over 2013, noting that this could fluctuate by a penny by the time the rate is finalized on June 16.

The entirety of the approved budget totaled approximately $99.4 million, including a general fund budget of about $27.6 million a debt service fund budget of $5.5 million, a library fund budget of $1.5 million, a Q/D recreation fund budget of $1.8 million, a water fund budget of $3.8 million, a municipal court fund budget of $243,763, and a school fund budget of $59.1 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Commission delays Rolling Greens decision

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission took testimony from members of the public once more regarding the town’s proposed comprehensive plan and zoning amendments to allow construction of the proposed Rolling Greens development at the corner of Route 2 and 102. Residents expressed their concerns to the commission regarding the site’s potential for taking business away from Post Road and disturbing the “rural character” of the area, among other complaints.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community members line up to help restore town house

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Last fall, the oldest municipal building in the West Bay area was moved from its original site at Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home on Brown Street to the land adjacent to the Wickford Elementary School site. Now, local community members and businesses are working together through delays to properly establish the Old Towne House at its new home.

The town house, originally built in 1807, was moved so that the funeral home could expand, and now the town is looking towards building a foundation for the structure, among other renovations, which has proven more difficult because of structural concerns.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reed praises new Navy contract for Electric Boat

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) raised the U.S. Navy’s decision to award a $17.6 billion contract to Electric Boat in Quonset to build 10 additional Virginia-Class submarines. The contract, according to Reed, is another step towards providing skilled jobs for Rhode Islanders.

“This contract means submarine production at Quonset is on course and full speed ahead,” said Reed in a statement. “The additional work at EB’s facilities in Quonset is good news for job growth and economic growth in Rhode Island.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKHS recognized by U.S. News and Report as ‘Silver Medal’ school

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to U.S. News and World Report, North Kingstown High School is the third-best high school for students in Rhode Island, and the publication has selected the institution as a Silver Medal School, one of only five in the state. Superintendent of Schools Philip Auger congratulated faculty, staff students and their families for the hard work they have put in over the year to foster a successful learning environment at the school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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